Templates are pre-formatted word documents allowing you to simply insert your information into a structured, professionally designed document. Download the template as a Word Document, insert your content into the template, and save the document continuously while writing your resume. Please do not copy these resumes verbatim.
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- Resume Style 1 is designed for non-business type opportunities with an emphasis on nonprofit, community service and leadership experience and interests. Download this resume in Word or PDF.
- Resume Style 2 is designed for a business career with an emphasis on business- and project-oriented coursework and business internships. Download this resume in Word or PDF.
- Resume Style 3 is the McCombs Business School resume template. This would be best utilized for those interested in going into investment banking or consulting, or for those attending the BBA Undergraduate Career Expo in the fall and spring semesters. Download this resume in Word or PDF.
Describing Your Experience
Action Statements: Action statements are often called bulleted statements because they usually begin with a bullet and they indicate an action you did as a result of a problem or situation.This is called the STAR technique. In action statements you should:
- Identify the Situation that existed or the Task you were completing
- Describe the Action taken
- Describe the Results of your action (which could be a skill demonstrated or an outcome of your action)
A good action statement should contain:
- An action verb describing what you did rather than your duties/responsibilities
- The scope of your activities (how much money did you raise? Number of people served? Did you have to meet deadlines? What kind of research?) – Quantitative data is a plus!
- The results of your activities, which can be:
- Outcomes given in measurements such as, numbers/percent, amount of money, or value-added for customers
- And/or specific skills you gained or demonstrated in that experience
Sample action statements:
- Served 50 customers per hour, quickly and efficiently, as team member in fast-paced restaurant
- Edited 10 news articles per week while consistently meeting deadlines for The Daily Texan, a student produced campus newspaper with a 12,000+ daily circulation
- Supervised the well-being of 12 girls aged 14-17 at an academic summer camp for intellectually gifted high school students
- Maintained organization’s security protocol to ensure confidentiality of over 200 client files
For more examples and a comprehensive action verb list, download our Crafting Resume Bullets Guide